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October 30th, 2013
The Sweetwater volleyball team will try again today to advance to end a five-year playoff drought.
Sweetwater â€” bidding for the No. 4 spot in District 4-3A â€” was to host Snyder in Tuesday eveningâ€™s season finale at Mustang Gym. But a schedule mixup involving the officials for the match caused the teams to cancel and reschedule the varsity match for 6:30 p.m. today at Mustang Gym. The JV and freshman games for Sweetwater and Snyder on Tuesday were played, but replacement officials for the varsity match could not be found, resulting in the 24-hour delay.
Angel Caballero (shown) and Ty Crain are the Sweet-water Football Players of the Week for their play on the offensive line this past week against Big Spring.
Caballero and Crain are starters for the Mustangs at left and right tackle, respectively.
Highlandâ€™s Eli Shelton is competing at the regional cross country meet Saturday in Grand Prairie after his recent third-place finish at the district meet. Shelton was timed in 20:23.
A Sweetwater victory over Snyder in todayâ€™s match at Mustang Gym will end a five-year playoff drought and send the Lady Mustang volleyball team into the postseason as the No. 4 team in District 4-3A.
Sweetwater (3-6) leads Snyder (2-7) by a game for the final playoff berth. If Snyder wins today, how-ever, the teams must meet again later this week to break the tie and decide who will go to the playoffs. If Sweetwater wins either today or later this week, it will face Fabens, the 3-3A champion, next Tuesday in bi-district at Crane.
Sweetwater went 3-1 for the second straight week when its middle school football teams played host to teams from Big Spring this past Thursday.
7th grade White 12, Big Spring 8
Sweetwater White was scoreless and trailed 8-0 until coming up with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter against Big Spring.
Sweetwaterâ€™s scores came on touchdown passes from Jackson Foster to Kobe McCann which covered 15 and 55 yards, respectively.
MONDAY, OCT. 28
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Big Spring starting at 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 29
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams host Snyder â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 31
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ teams will play at Monahans at 4:30 and 5:45 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ teams will play at Monahans at 4:30 and 5:45 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams will host Monahans at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
When two teams with powerful offenses meet, it often turns into a track meet, or basketball on a football field, or whatever.
By the time the dust had settled here Friday night, Big Spring and Sweetwater had combined to score 107 points and gain over 1,000 yards. But all that really mattered â€” in the end â€” was that the visiting Steers came away with a 65-42 win at Mustang Bowl.
The victory improves the Steers record to 2-1 in Dis-trict 4-3A with two games left and puts them in prime shape for a playoff berth.
Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity football teams lost road games at Big Spring on Thursday. The JV (6-2, 2-1) fell 12-6 and the freshmen (3-4, 0-3) lost 34-14.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV led 6-0 early on in its game against Big Spring after a 3-yard TD pass from Max Gomez to Hunter Mobley.
But the Mustangs were unable to score again â€” in part due to turnovers, penalties and breakdowns in pass protection. A holding penalty with about three minutes left proved costly as it denied a Gomez touchdown on a dive that would have tied the game at 12.
HIGHLAND â€” Highlandâ€™s football team passed its first test in District 7-1A Six-Man, Division I with flying colors Friday as the Hornets overpowered Rotan, 59-12, in their opener.
Next up: another home date this Thursday with un-beaten Ira, the No. 1-ranked team in Division I.
It was the fifth straight win for Highland (5-3 overall), which won by the 45-point mercy rule for the third time while Rotan fell to 3-5. But the Hornets had to play almost a full game before closing out Rotan with 4:21 to play on a 35-yard scoring run by El Shelton.
ROSCOE â€” Say this for Roscoe. The Plowboys may not be winning all the time like they used to â€” at least not yet â€” but when they do, they leave little doubt.
And Fridayâ€™s 71-8 romp over Gorman was as domi-nating a victory as any that Roscoe fans have seen in quite awhile.
More importantly, the big win keeps the Plowboys (4-4 overall, 3-2 district) in strong contention for a playoff spot in District 7-1A, Division II with two games left to play.